Yakima Canyon & Chinook Pass
June 10, 2010 at 3:08 am #4035
I love WA. There is just so many great places to ride around here. Here is a video from last Saturday’s 325 mile ride.June 10, 2010 at 4:02 am #26970gitchy42Participant
Looks like a nice ride, and that’s some beautiful country….oh, and thanks for the sidewalk tipJune 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm #26978eternal05Participant
Great vid. Your editing keeps things really entertaining. Even a great ride on a twisty road in beautiful country can get boring when there’s no change in perspective or video pace.
And obviously no need to say it, but we do have some killer roads out here! I’m going to have to pick your brain in the near future to find out about some of these great rides.June 11, 2010 at 12:18 am #26979ShamRock229Participant
I wish we had some roads like that down here in GA.
Heck, I’ve never even seen snow in real life before lolJune 11, 2010 at 12:33 am #26980kirkParticipant
Wow that is some beautiful riding. By the way, I rode this last Saturday is it was a chilly 106!!!
Who does that version of the song you use in the video? Thanks.June 11, 2010 at 4:25 am #26981
Thanks. There is a guy very prominent in the local meetup groups here and he has videoed just about every road in WA and OR. He has been my inspiration as he makes the best roads in the area look deadly boring! He does just what you say, just a forward pointing camera just showing minute after minute of corners. So I try to do the opposite of what he does, vary the camera angle, make a basic attempt to match the pace to the music etc. I have some friends who make movies also and they are better at capturing the people aspect than I am. So I try to have more ‘people’ moments in mine but that’s something I need to work more on.June 11, 2010 at 4:27 am #26982
That version is by Duran Duran. It also has Grandmaster Melle singing on it and he did the original back in the 80’s. I only stumbled across this version last week and it immediately took me back as that song was a big hit in the UK back then.June 11, 2010 at 5:04 am #26985madjak30Participant
Man, I gotta get me a camera…that kinda shows how much fun just riding around is without having to say a word…
Still a lot of snow in the mountains…I’ll have to get a camera before I head down the Icefields Parkway. It’s the road between Banff and Jasper in Alberta, Canada. It twists through the mountains past glaciers and a lot of look out points.
Did you have to make the helmet mount or did you buy one?
Again, cool video.June 11, 2010 at 6:06 am #26987
No, the mount came with the camera (Contour HD). The mount is just stuck onto the helmet but I’ve never heard of anyone losing one.
You definitely need to get a camera before heading down that road. That’s on my ever increasing list of places to go. For me I might need 5 or 6 days to loop over Whistler and then head east before dropping back down into Montana and then back to Seattle. Hope to manage that trip next year.June 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm #26991madjak30Participant
It takes nice vids. I may beat you to the road…you know, father’s day is coming up…lol
I also need a tank bag…good thing I have three kids…lmao…
The Sea to Sky hiway out to Whistler is supposed to be a nice ride as well. You will probably beat me to that one, but we’ll see. I don’t know if I can sit on my GS500 for that length of time, I get squirmy after an hour or so. Might need to change to a FI bike that has a taller seat, Bandit 1250S…?
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